A History Filled Field Trip

Written by Amanda Cote

On December 14, 2012

CPN students engaged in a 1900’s classroom setting

The Literacy Outreach Initiative at the College of Charleston hosted a field trip for 3rd and 4th graders from Charleston Promise Neighborhood schools: Chicora School of Communications, Mary Ford Elementary, James Simons and Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School.¬† Students enjoyed an admissions presentation, tour of campus and the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, before breaking up into groups to focus more the unique historical and cultural heritage of African Americans in Charleston and the Lowcountry. ¬†Specifically, students learned of the story of escaped slave couple Ellen and William Craft. ¬†The students’ trip culminated with a scavenger hunt that engaged them in the Gullah Culture and the importance of preserving history in our communities.